News and Events

The latest from YDEKC and the field.

This page shares all of our blog posts, starting from the most recent. Please use the category pages and topic tags below to view specific themes!


YDEKC’s Membership Campaign is Coming!

As YDEKC moves to prepare for our 2023 Membership Campaign, launching in the May, we are excited to share a few policy changes that we hope will streamline and create more equitable membership practices. The great news is, that in 2022, of the organizations that submitted a membership form, 66% [...]

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Who’s Inspiring Us – Action Towards Equity in Youth Development

As a network of youth-serving organizations committed to addressing racism and racial inequities within our own organizations, we believe the most transformative learning and change happens in community. When the work on-the-ground within our own organizations feels at times messy, inadequate, or [...]

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A Message from Our Co-Chairs: Announcing YDEKC’s Interim Executive Director Allison Wherry

It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of Allison Wherry to the role of the interim Executive Director of Youth Development Executives of King County. We are so excited to welcome Allison to the YDEKC community to lead the organization, following Jessica Werner who recently moved on [...]

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Leadership Discussion Groups for YDEKC Members – Apply for 2023 Program

Deepen your leadership support network with YDEKC!  We are excited to announce our third round of Leadership Discussion Groups! This is a program exclusively for executive directors and leaders from YDEKC member organizations collectively focused on ensuring that Black, Indigenous, and youth of [...]


Integrating Partnership Practices Within Local Systems – A Partnership Update

By Anne Arias How would you describe your school and community partnership ecosystem? Caption: This word cloud includes words used to describe partnership ecosystems in a recent YDEKC-led workshop.  This is the question we’ve been opening several of our recent partnership workshops [...]